Posts Tagged ‘Ibn Battuta’
A modern-day traveller takes on the task of replicating an epic journey in the Middle East, journeyed over 7 centuries ago by a famous Moroccan scholar. (Interview with Carolyn McIntyre)
Carolyn McIntyre's goal is quite simple: to travel throughout the Arab world in the footsteps of Ibn Battuta, an explorer who travelled throughout the Islamic world in the 14th century. What makes her mission so remarkable is the fact that she's doing it as an independent female traveller. In a day and age when the Middle East and wider Islamic world is looked upon with great suspicion by many in the Western world, Carolyn is proving that travel in the Middle East is not only possible, but also deeply rewarding.